Easy Campfire Recipes for Kids

Easy Campfire Recipes for KidsKids seem to love cooking on a stick over an open campfire. Although this activity is fun, it also be can dangerous. Make sure that all sticks used to cook over the campfire are at least 2 feet long to prevent burns or accidents. Children should be supervised at all times near the campfire to prevent turning a fun camping trip into a trip to the emergency room.

Hot Dog Octopus

Transform a regular hot dog into an octopus by slicing the bottom 2/3 of the hot dog into tentacles with a sharp knife or a pair of scissors. Push the uncut third of the hot dog onto a skewer or stick and let kids roast the octo-dog over the campfire. The tentacles will begin to curl as the hot dog cooks, creating a realistic octopus appearance.


Baking bread on a stick over a campfire fire (pictured above) might sound impossible, but it can be easily accomplished with a can of refrigerated biscuit dough. Open the can and give each child one of the raw biscuits. Show them how to roll the biscuit between their hands to form an 8-inch-long snake. Wind this dough snake around the end of a long stick or skewer to form a spiral shape. Bake the biscuit over hot goals or hold it up above the fire to prevent burning. The biscuits are finished when they are golden brown.


S'mores are a traditional campfire dessert that can be updated by using alternative ingredients. S'mores usually consist of a roasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. Create a s'mores banquet for children by setting out a variety of flavored graham crackers, fudge striped cookies, miniature peppermint patties, peanut butter cups and marshmallows. Children can roast their marshmallows and then assemble their own personalized s'more. Young children might not be able to roast marshmallows, but they can enjoy choosing the ingredients for their s'mores.

Apple Pie on a Stick

Instead of roasting marshmallows over the campfire, try roasting a healthy Granny Smith apple. Adults will need to push a sharp stick through the center of the apple so that it can be roasted. Let children roast the apple over the fire until the skin of the apple begins to sizzle and appears to hang loosely from the apple. Adults should carefully remove the skin from the apple at this time as it is extremely hot. Roll the hot apple in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and then continue to cook it over the fire a few more minutes. Let the apple cool before eating to prevent burns.


Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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